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RCSLT Conference 2017 Speech and Language Therapy: MAXIMISING IMPACT
Presentations from the conference Thursday 28 September PM


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Parallel session 1: Developmental language disorder
Understanding and improving oral inferential comprehension in young children with developmental language disorder*
Presented by Emily Dawes

The effectiveness of semantic therapy for word finding difficulties in post-16 students (16-18 years) with persistent language disorders
Presented by Lisa Campbell

Outcomes for early language delay: Does temperament make a difference?
Presented by Dr Julie Lachkovic

Assessing the effects of language groups for children with English as an additional language
Presented by Professor Tim Pring

All singing all dancing: Methods to support the development of idiom skills in 9-16 year olds with developmental language disorder*
Presented by Lucy Nicoll


Parallel session 2: Aphasia
Which words are most important for people with aphasia to relearn?

Presented by Dr Rebecca Palmer

Investigating the effectiveness of Elaborated Semantic Features Analysis (ESFA) in two different approaches
Presented by Professor Katerina Hilari

Experience of public patient involvement in aphasia research; co-design of an ICT user feedback questionnaire
Presented by Aine Kearns

Are mindfulness and other CBT techniques effective in improving communication in people with acquired, non-progressive aphasia? A systematic review

Presented by Sophie Cottrell


Parallel session 3: Innovation in service delivery: Young people
Ten years on: Language skills of young offenders in custody in England
Presented by Kim Turner

No Wrong Door – integrating speech and language therapy into services for multiply vulnerable young people

Presented by Carol-ann Howe

Using motivational interviewing to maximise the impact of speech and language therapy intervention
Presented by Alison Williams and Tom Damsell

No no no: Analysing resistance in clinical interactions with young children with autism*
Presented by Helen Cameron

Parallel session 4: Workshop
Important to me: Achieving meaningful outcomes for children and young people

Presented by Sandra Smith, Pauline Beirne and Dr Esther Walker

Parallel session 5: Workshop
VOICE for dementia: Novel evidence-based training to enhance staff communication in acute healthcare settings*
Presented by Rebecca O’Brien

Parallel session 6: Workshop
Look who’s talking: Using birth cohorts to extend the evidence base in speech and language therapy

Presented by Professor James Law, Dr Yvonne Wren and Dr Jan McAllister

Parallel session 7: Workshop
Evidence-based practice in speech and language therapy: A workshop to develop critical appraisal skills and maximise engagement in the evidence base
Presented by Dr Judy Clegg and Professor Victoria Joffe

Parallel session 8: Workshop
More than research evidence: Considering the totality of evidence when evaluating treatments

Presented by Dr Arlene McCurtin and Professor Sue Roulstone

Parallel session 9: Workshop
How do we assess gesture in clinical practice? A prototype City Gesture Checklist (CGC)
Presented by Dr Anna Caute and Dr Abi Roper